Toxic Aid: Economic Collapse and Recovery in Tanzania

ISBN : 9780198825524

Sebastian Edwards
320 Pages
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Jun 2018
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This book provides an economic history of Tanzania since independence in 1961. It covers the policies of African Socialism and the Arusha Declaration, the collapse of the early 1980s, the rocky relationships with the IMF, and the reforms of the 1990s and 2000s. This book shows that the relationship between foreign aid economic is highly complex, and that the effect of foreign assistance on poor countries performance depends on historical circumstances, ownership of programs, and the involvement of the local communities.


Preface and Acknowledgements
1 Tanzania: Finally a Success Story?
2 Tanzania's Market-Oriented Reforms and Economic Performance: The Official Story'
3 The War of Ideas and Foreign Aid
4 The Evolution of Foreign Aid to Tanzania, 1961-2011
5 The Arusha Declaration, Foreign Aid, and the Crisis of 1979
6 Economic Collapse
7 Tanzania and the IMF: A Troubled Relationship
8 The Wheels of Aid and the First Round of Reforms, 1986-1995
9 A New Beginning: The Ownership of Aid Programs
10 The Second Wave of Reforms: Vision and Policies
11 Is Tanzania a Success Story?

About the author: 

Sebastian Edwards is the Henry Ford II Professor of International Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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